Bystra, Bielsko County

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View of the Bystra Valley
View of the Bystra Valley
Coat of arms of Bystra
Coat of arms
Bystra is located in Poland
Coordinates: 49°45′43″N 19°4′20″E / 49.76194°N 19.07222°E / 49.76194; 19.07222
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Silesian
County Bielsko County
Gmina Wilkowice
Population 3,887

Bystra [ˈbɨstra] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Wilkowice, within Bielsko County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland.[1] The village has a population of 3,887.

It was formerly (until 1956) two separate villages: Bystra Krakowska (Cracovian Bystra), historically in Galicia, and Bystra Śląska (Silesian Bystra), historically in Cieszyn Silesia. It lies approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) north-west of Wilkowice, 8 km (5 mi) south of Bielsko-Biała, and 55 km (34 mi) south of the regional capital Katowice.

It lies on the Biała River.